The Rotary Club of Jamestown teamed with the Chautauqua Lake Association on Saturday to begin an Adopt-A-Shoreline program on Chautauqua Lake to rid the lakefront of weeds and accumulated shoreline debris.
The Rotary Club of Jamestown issued a $5,000 grant to the Chautauqua Lake Association to help pay for equipment needed to remove debris collected from the shoreline of the lake by the many individuals, residents and volunteer groups who participated.
Initially the project was to encompass Lakewood, Mayville, Celoron and Bemus Point shorelines - though the June 30 work focused from the beachfront at the Hare 'n Hounds, the Italian Fisherman, the Bemus Point condos, the Lenhart and the Bemus Point Village Beach, the Casino and the Village Park.
A Chautauqua Lake Association barge is pictured picking up weeds in front of the Italian Fisherman during the recent Adopt-A-Shoreline cleanup.
Many volunteer groups and individuals participated including employees of the Italian Fisherman, the Lenhart and the Casino, residents and owners of the Bemus Bay Condominiums, village officials and residents, members of the Bemus Point United Methodist Youth Group and members of the Rotary Club of Jamestown.
Work began at 8:30 a.m. and was completed by 11:30 a.m. with tons of weeds and debris removed by crews from the Chautauqua Lake Association, the town of Ellery and the village of Bemus Point.
The next scheduled cleanup will be at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 4. Crews will assemble in front of the Bemus Bay condominiums for Bemus Point cleanup and on the beaches of additional communities such as Lakewood and Mayville if necessary.